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Be The Match Foundation
We support the National Marrow Donor Program. Together, we help patients who require a marrow transplant find a donor and receive the treatment they need.
Telephone: 612-884-8700

CFC Code: 10579
IRS EIN Number: 41-1704734
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Finn todayAt first glance, Finneas Okochi is a typical four-and-a-half-year-old boy.

At birth Finn was diagnosed with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS), a fatal hereditary immune system disorder that claimed the life of Finn’s uncle Mark in 1975 at the age of nine. Thanks to advances in bone marrow transplant techniques and the creation of the NMDP, a cure was now available for Finn.

The problem was not only that Finn needed a bone marrow match but that he also had to be old enough to survive the radiation and chemotherapy needed to prepare his body for the new bone marrow.

Be The Match - News Releases
Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:45:04 CDT
News Releases
Thu, 16 Jan 2014

New Research Shows No Significant Difference in Long-Term Experiences of Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) Donors Minneapolis 2014-01-16 Individuals donating blood stem cells do not report any difference in long-term experiences when donating blood stem cells from bone marrow com

Mon, 24 Mar 2014

Dr. Mary Horowitz Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award for Blood and Marrow Transplant Research Minneapolis 2014-03-24 Mary Horowitz, M.D., M.S., the Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Chair in Hematologic Research, professor of medicine and chief of hematology and oncology at the Medical College of Wi

Mon, 20 Jan 2014

New York/Los Angeles/Minneapolis 2014-01-20 The "Good Morning America" anchor continues her efforts to recruit volunteer bone marrow donors to the national Be The Match Registry ®  while stressing the importance of research. Be The Match and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Enterta

Mon, 05 Aug 2013

Race matters when a patient needs a stem cell or marrow transplant Washington Post 2013-08-05 Washington Post contributor Arthur Allen wrote an article about the importance of adding more diverse members to the national Be The Match Registry. Allen highlighted the story of Anthony Thomas, an Afr

Mon, 01 Jul 2013

Donate for life Essence Magazine 2013-07-01 Essence Magazine highlighted the importance of bone marrow donation during July, which is African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month. The article noted that searching patients often find a suitable donor in someone with similar racial and ethnic herit

$1,000 secures one month of temporary housing for a patient and their caregiver near the transplant center

$500 covers a patient’s health insurance co-pay or COBRA for one month

$200 covers one month of transportation costs for a patient getting to and from the transplant center

$100 adds one marrow volunteer to Be The Match Registry

$50 covers meals for a patient and his or her caregiver for two days

$25 covers one prescription co-pay for a patient


$2.2 million in financial assistance grants given to help 1,716 families through the transplant process

24 research trials under way to help patients live longer, healthier lives

5,500 patients received a marrow transplant in 2011.

650,000 new members added to the registry in 2011.

250,000 of these new members are from diverse racial and ethnic communities.

10 million potential donors registered on Be The Match Registry.

Over 50,000 transplants since the NMDP began in 1987.


Racing Saves Lives
Four time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon has been a tremendous partner – helping to bring hope and healing to countless patients & their families – through his personal support and the work of the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. Partnerships like these make our work possible. Jeff has seen firsthand the impact of Be The Match’s work, having met with many transplant recipients.Each life saved through a transplant is an inspiration both to Jeff and – most importantly – to those patients still waiting for their transplant. Thanks to Jeff’s extraordinary generosity, the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation has launched a matching gift challenge – matching dollar for dollar the first $100,000 donated to Be The Match before August 31.“I know my financial gifts to Be The Match Foundation translate directly into the gift of life for these patients,” Jeff says.



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